‘Like we never left’ – Smith and Warner back in Aussie cricket fold

Steve Smith and David Warner have been welcomed back into the Australian fold with “hugs and cuddles” at a team meet-up in Dubai, and said it was like they’d never left.

The disgraced pair, whose year-long bans for ball-tampering expire this month, were invited by coach Justin Langer as part of their re-integration after the scandal in South Africa that rocked the cricketing world.

‘Like we never left’ – Smith and Warner back in Aussie cricket fold
‘Like we never left’ – Smith and Warner back in Aussie cricket fold

‘Like we never left’ – Smith and Warner back in Aussie cricket fold

Steve Smith and David Warner have been welcomed back into the Australian fold with “hugs and cuddles” at a team meet-up in Dubai, and said it was like they’d never left.

Bangladesh cricket team escapes NZ mosque shooting: official

Bangladesh cricket team escapes NZ mosque shooting: official

Bangladesh Cricket Board spokesman Jalal Yunus said most of the team were bussed to the mosque in Christchurch and were about to go inside when the incident happened.
Sri Lanka dumped into chaos (again) as coach is recalled

Sri Lanka dumped into chaos (again) as coach is recalled

Chandika Hathurusingha will leave the camp with his side on the cusp of a 5-0 ODI series whitewash against the Proteas.
‘Resilience and fight’ – Australia target World Cup win after stunning India

‘Resilience and fight’ – Australia target World Cup win after stunning India

Buoyed by their come-from-behind one-day series triumph in India, skipper Aaron Finch believes resurgent Australia have the blueprint in place to win the upcoming World Cup.
Ashes urn set for rare Australia visit

Ashes urn set for rare Australia visit

The Ashes urn will make its first journey to Australia in 12 years later this year when it is displayed in the State Library Victoria in Melbourne, Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) announced Wednesday.
Smith, Warner left out of Australia’s one-day squad for Pakistan

Smith, Warner left out of Australia’s one-day squad for Pakistan

Steve Smith and David Warner were Friday left out of Australia’s squad for their one-day series against Pakistan despite being eligible for the final two games after their ball-tampering bans expire.
Lehmann makes coaching comeback after sandpaper-gate

Lehmann makes coaching comeback after sandpaper-gate

Darren Lehmann was named coach of the Big Bash League’s Brisbane Heat Thursday, his first cricket role since quitting the Australian team over the sandpaper cheating scandal.
‘Feeling good’ – Smith back in nets after elbow surgery

‘Feeling good’ – Smith back in nets after elbow surgery

Steve Smith has returned to the nets after elbow surgery, with Australia coach Justin Langer expecting the banned former captain and his deputy David Warner to be fit for the Indian Premier League.
Jayasuriya banned for two years: ICC

Jayasuriya banned for two years: ICC

Sri Lankan cricket legend Sanath Jayasuriya has been banned from all cricket for two years after admitting two breaches of the International Cricket Council (ICC) Anti-Corruption Code, the sport’s governing body announced on Tuesday.
AB de Villiers signs to play T20 cricket for Middlesex

AB de Villiers signs to play T20 cricket for Middlesex

AB de Villiers has signed to play for English county side Middlesex in the Twenty20 Blast, the club announced on Monday.
2019 Cricket World Cup: Who will be hot or not – part 2

2019 Cricket World Cup: Who will be hot or not – part 2

Can the nearly men such as the Proteas and New Zealand finally break their hoodoo and will the West Indies rise again?
2019 Cricket World Cup: Who will be hot or not – part 1

2019 Cricket World Cup: Who will be hot or not – part 1

With Tuesday marking 100 days to go before the start of the 2019 Cricket World Cupin England and Wales on May 30, we look at who will be hot – or not – at the showpiece event: AFGHANISTAN Afghanistan have made rapid strides since featuring in the 2015 World Cup for the first time but had to endure a nail-biting qualifying competition in Zimbabwe to make […]
India cricket star calls for Pakistan World Cup boycott

India cricket star calls for Pakistan World Cup boycott

Spin star Harbhajan Singh has called for India to boycott their World Cup game against Pakistan in June in protest at a Kashmir attack which left more than 40 paramilitaries dead.
West Indies’ Gabriel charged by ICC over alleged homophobic remark

West Indies’ Gabriel charged by ICC over alleged homophobic remark

West Indies fast bowler Shannon Gabriel was charged with a breach of conduct by the ICC on Tuesday after allegedly making a homophobic remark in an exchange with England captain Joe Root during the third Test.
Durban offers faint hope for beleaguered Sri Lanka

Durban offers faint hope for beleaguered Sri Lanka

The odds appear to be stacked against Sri Lanka in a two-Test series against South Africa, which starts at Kingsmead on Wednesday, but the tourists can take heart from their previous record in Durban.
‘Sky’s the limit’ for Windies as team eyes England Test sweep

‘Sky’s the limit’ for Windies as team eyes England Test sweep

West Indies assistant coach Vasbert Drakes said Friday that “the sky’s the limit” for his young team as they look to complete a 3-0 sweep of the Test series against England.
Test cricket is ‘dying’, says ICC chairman

Test cricket is ‘dying’, says ICC chairman

Test cricket is “dying”, the chairman of the sport’s governing body warned Thursday, adding the new world championship could help save the longest format of the game.
Gayle returns to Windies squad for England ODIs

Gayle returns to Windies squad for England ODIs

West Indies recalled veteran batsman Chris Gayle on Thursday for the first two one-day internationals against England in preparation for this year’s World Cup.
Australia’s bowling coach Saker quits ahead of World Cup

Australia’s bowling coach Saker quits ahead of World Cup

Australia’s bowling coach David Saker quit Thursday just months out from the World Cup and an Ashes tour to England “for the best interests of the team”.
Seifert stars as New Zealand inflict India’s worst T20 defeat

Seifert stars as New Zealand inflict India’s worst T20 defeat

India crashed to their worst ever Twenty20 defeat as an aggressive 84 by Tim Seifert set New Zealand up for an 80-run win in Wellington on Wednesday.
West Indies cricket boss slams ‘crippling’ Holder ban

West Indies cricket boss slams ‘crippling’ Holder ban

Cricket West Indies president Dave Cameron on Tuesday criticised the ICC’s “punitive” and “crippling” decision to ban captain Jason Holder for the third Test against England in St Lucia.
Ranatunga says Sri Lanka heading for World Cup disaster

Ranatunga says Sri Lanka heading for World Cup disaster

Sri Lanka cricket legend Arjuna Ranatunga predicted Friday that the country would fall short at this year’s World Cup because of corruption by officials and player indiscipline.
Windies on top as England collapse again

Windies on top as England collapse again

West Indies’ surprising dominance of England continued on the opening day of the second Test with the home side’s fast bowlers bundling out the visitors for 187 at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua on Thursday.
Sharma shocked as New Zealand humble India

Sharma shocked as New Zealand humble India

Stand-in captain Rohit Sharma warned against complacency ahead of India’s World Cup fight Thursday after a resurgent New Zealand inflicted one of his side’s heaviest ever one-day defeats.
Sri Lanka look to shrug off injuries, off-field dramas

Sri Lanka look to shrug off injuries, off-field dramas

Sri Lanka were working to shrug off a series of injuries and off-field dramas, captain Dinesh Chandimal said Thursday, as they look to avoid a series defeat against Australia.
The two former Border kingpins guiding West Indies cricket fortunes

The two former Border kingpins guiding West Indies cricket fortunes

20 years ago, Richard Pybus and Vasbert Drakes transformed the lowly team from East London to contenders. Now they want to repeat the feat.

 

 

 

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